Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the inflammation of tissues that support your teeth. When you allow plaque to build up on your teeth, toxins that are produced by bacteria lead to inflammation of your gums. Early stage periodontal disease is called gingivitis and this is reversible. An advanced stage of gingivitis is known as periodontitis. One of the early indications of periodontal disease is when gums start bleeding during brushing. 

Other signs of periodontal disease are summarised below:

  1. Gums that are red in colour and swollen.

  2. Bleeding gums.

  3. Bad breath and bad taste in the mouth. 

  4. Recession of your gums.

  5. Loose teeth and teeth that drift apart.